Water Uses

We depend on the waters of Peters Creek and its tributaries for many things. Listed below are a few. Can you think of more?

  • The water of Peters Creek is source water for our drinking water.

  • We use it to clean our clothes, cars, dishes, etc., etc.

  • To transport waste products from our homes and businesses.

  • For watering lawns, gardens, house plants, fish tanks, etc.

  • Farmers use it to irrigate crops and to water livestock.

  • Utility companies withdraw water for vegetation control along utility lines.

  • Industrial companies use it as a coolant and for other industrial processes.

  • To provide water and habitat for the wildlife of the watershed.

  • For recreation in the form of fishing and hunting.